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Confederate deserters… gone bad: Shenandoah, January, 1864.

January 30, 2014 by


A little something to consider, regarding how some Confederates had turned lawless, even by this time, 150 years ago, in the Shenandoah Valley. From the Daily Dispatch (Richmond), January 25, 1864: Along the Shenandoah river, in Jefferson and Clarke counties, a regular band of robbers has been organized, composed of deserters from our army. This […]

Waiting for picket duty… Loudoun Heights

January 9, 2014 by


Today, I’m thinking about seven troopers from Co. B, of Major Henry Cole’s 1st Potomac Home Brigade (Maryland) Cavalry… James Draper Moore, Walter Scott Myers, John Newcomber, Isaiah Nicewander, Abraham L. Sossey, George W. Weaver, and David Hamilton Wolf. Six of these men were waiting to go on picket duty, on this day, 150 year […]

Missing loyalist claims paperwork

August 25, 2012 by


Last weekend, when walking around Harpers Cemetery, in Harpers Ferry, I lucked upon a headstone that caught my attention. I wasn’t looking for it, but there it was… the headstone for “Uncle John” Neer‘s parents, George and Amelia Neer. It was a pretty cool find. I took a couple of photos and continued on my […]

Loudoun Rangers descendants’ reunion planned for June, 2012

April 12, 2012 by


Reader Mike Musick reminded me in a comment yesterday, of the upcoming reunion planned for June. I heard about it about a month or so ago, and, it’s probably not a bad idea to pass along the word here. Though I’m not a descendant of a Loudoun Ranger, I’m certainly interested, as I did have […]

Confederate oppression… there seems to be a trend here…

August 10, 2011 by


Just sayin’… …for all the talk in Civil War “memory” about how wicked and oppressive the men in blue were, there seems to be convenient forgetfulness when it comes to how wicked and oppressive the men in gray could be. What is it that is said? For one finger pointing outward, indicating blame, there are […]

I’m puzzled why Chris thinks I may be puzzled…

June 4, 2011 by


In this post over at Civil War Voices, Chris Wehner wonders if I am puzzled by “the presence of contraband’s blacks offering substances to Union soldiers”. I recently commented over there about the whole contraband thing, and Chris made that a little more clear, but think I may need to offer a little more. Keep […]

Virginia Unionist Goodhart continues: more on the referendum on secession

May 23, 2011 by


Picking up from yesterday’s post on the referendum, and, as promised in a post a few weeks back, more about the referendum on secession in Virginia from Briscoe Goodhart… … and as by these troops the United States Government property at Harper’s Ferry had been seized and the immense navy yard at Norfolk had been […]

Enter… the Confederate army of occupation

April 28, 2011 by


It’s difficult for some Southerners to see it that way, but, in fact, that is the way that some Southerners felt in 1861. As Craig points out in his post, from April 26, some folks and communities are starting to take note of the fact that not everyone in Virginia embraced the Confederacy. That’s recognition […]


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